I am a cell biologist interested in revealing the organizing principles of cells and tissues.

Currently, I am currently studying how tissue mechanics influence organ size and neurogenesis by forming neural tube organoids in vitro. I work among the groups of Elly Tanaka (CRTD and IMP Vienna), Jan Brugues (MPI-CBG/MPI-PKS), and Frank Jülicher (MPI-PKS).

Mouse embryonic stem cells self-organize into neural tube organoids in a synthetic 3D environment.